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Pin Up Icon JEANNE CARMEN on CASE CLOSED: MARILYN MONROE on REELZ channel

June 15, 2016

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Pin Up Icon JEANNE CARMEN appears on the new show CASE CLOSED with A.J. BENZA: MARILYN MONROE on the REELZ channel

Jeanne Carmen’s son BRANDON JAMES reveals what really happened to MARILYN MONROE on the last night of her life on this explosive new show on the REELZ channel

 

check out these amazing video clips from the show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Queen of the B-Movies and 50’s Pin Up – Jeanne Carmen, Book Signing by Brandon James

December 6, 2014

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“Fascinating” – J. Randy Taraborrelli

“If you like your starlets sexy, spicy, and sassy – this is the story for you”

– E! Entertainment Television on Jeanne Carmen.

Click here for the press release

http://patch.com/california/hollywood/queen-b-movies-and-50s-pin-jeanne-carmen-book-signing-brandon-james-0

By SZMedia (Open Post)
November 25, 2014 at 8:54am

(HOLLYWOOD, CA. November 10, 2014) On Saturday December 6th at 3 pm, author Brandon James will be at the West Hollywood Library to discuss and sign “My Wild, Wild Life” the biography of legendary pin up, trick shot golfer, Sinatra girlfriend, and friend of Marilyn – the incomparable Jeanne Carmen.

Carmen, who passed in 2007, was one of the last great Hollywood broads, who was honored by being selected as the first subject of the long running E! True Hollywood Story series. She was a certified member of the Rat Pack – having dated Sinatra on and off for decades, and was a dangerously close friend of Marilyn Monroe.

“So many people think Jeanne’s story is all about Marilyn, it’s not. While I love Marilyn, I have to tell you – Jeanne’s life was far more interesting and eventful than Marilyn’s ever was.” – says Hollywood producer, Jeannine Madsen. “But the association is eternal because of their close friendship. You will never find an interview of Jeanne where she is not crying while speaking about Marilyn.”

“Jeanne was a captivating personality which is why so many greats were drawn to her,” says James, who is also the subject’s son. “I had no idea my mother had this wild life until one day, in my teens, I discovered boxes of photographs and she came clean about her storied past.” Carmen had left Hollywood after Marilyn’s untimely death, which she always, outspokenly, maintained was murder. Jeanne was forever indebted to Sinatra for protecting her. An intimate of Sinatra, and legendary mobster Johnny Roselli since the 40’s, many claim next to Ava Gabor – Carmen was the love of Sinatra’s life – and it is an oft spoken rumor that Sinatra is the one that ordered no one hurt her. “She was told if she didn’t leave town immediately, she would leave in a body bag” James continues “she left and started a whole new life and it wasn’t until the 80’s when biographers started to track her down did she put herself back in the spotlight.”

While her friendship with Marilyn may be the defining public perception of her, one shouldn’t forget her career as a top billed B-Movie Queen. “She is part of the Hollywood mythology – she is absolutely fascinating”, says celebrity biographer J. Randy Taraborelli (Call Her Miss Ross, Michael Jackson: The Magic and the Madness).

Prior to the B-Movies, Sinatra, the Kennedy’s, and Marilyn there was golf, “she was the first female trick shot golfer” says Golf Central. Jimmy Demaret, legendary golfer and winner of 31 PGA titles, called her “amazing”, bred her as a trick shot golfer and that’s what led her to Hollywood – and history.

“She was the Queen of the B-Movies and worthy of having a movie made about her”, says James. “How fortunate am I, as an author and to have a woman like this for a mother. Even if she weren’t my mother I would have felt compelled to tell this story.”

My Wild, Wild Lifechronicles her entire, and indeed, wild life.

Copies of My Wild, Wild Life will be available for purchase at the event.

The West Hollywood Library, 625 North Vicente, West Hollywood, Ca. 90069/ 310-652-5340

Marilyn & Diana: Sex, Lies & Murder! What They Knew! Why They Died!

August 10, 2014

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This explosive new special report — just published in a special edition magazine by the National Enquirer — blows the lid off the evil web of lies that have surrounded the deaths of Marilyn Monroe and Princess Diana for decades.

Both were MURDERED – and The ENQUIRER has uncovered top-secret official documents, diaries and tapes that tell you why!

MONROE’S LITTLE RED BOOK: SHE WROTE IT ALL DOWN: Mobsters, gay trysts & orgies with the Kennedy’s

Some experts on the screen siren’s life and death have suggested [Chicago Mob Boss Sam] Giancana — or even FBI director J. Edgar Hoover — wanted Monroe’s ledger to gain political influence. They’ve suggested that shadowy power players snatched the journal after Monroe’s death or even killed her for it!

Certainly, the Kennedy clan had the most to lose if Marilyn opened her mouth. Both JFK and Bobby Kennedy were bedding the blonde bombshell and were to officials in the U.S. government.

While JFK was said to be very careful about engaging in pillow talk with his bedmates, Monroe did manage to pick up tidbits of political gossip and inside information, the friend added.

The president’s curvy mistress found most of the talk “boring” but did write down his snappy comments about other world leaders, which would have proved very embarrassing if made public.

“Marilyn told me her diary was her closest friend and constant companion,” her pal said. “She’d write in her book every day – and sometimes more than once. She’d leave it lying around her house like it was nothing.”

Another friend JEANNE CARMEN, revealed she witnessed RFK waiting for the superstar to get dressed when he “saw a little red book on the coffee table, looked through it and seemed to get upset.”

Says Carmen, “When Marilyn came out of her room he asked, “What’s this?” She said, “That’s my diary.” And he said “Get rid of it!”

And yet another pal said said the actress told him the diary was her “insurance policy.”

Investigators claim desperate Monroe tried to play her trump card when Bobby threatened to break off their affair a few weeks before she died. She told him she’d tell-all at a press conference – and back it up by producing her diary, which also noted times and places of ALL her romantic rendezvous.

Stunning new details on JEANNE CARMEN, JFK, MARILYN MONROE in PLAYBOY in the Netherlands

November 23, 2013

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CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO READ THIS AMAZING ARTICLE IN A PDF FILE

Playboy Netherlands Jeanne Carmen article

Stunning New Revelations: PLAYBOY Netherlands December 2013 issue has an amazing new article on pin up girl JEANNE CARMEN.

The photo layout is spectacular. it’s on newstands everywhere this month in Amsterdam and Holland and the Netherlands.

Here is a link to the magazine cover. You can see Jeanne Carmen’s name on the right side.

It says PIN UP HUSTLER – JEANNE CARMEN – SEX, GOLF & MAFIA

http://www.playboy.nl/magazine-archive/december-2013.html

Here is a translation of the intro and other highlighted sections in the article.
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Jeanne Carmen. Sex Goddess. Iconic Pin-up. Brilliant Golf Star. Queen of the B–movies, Mafia Girl and Lover of Elvis Presley. Jeanne Carmen was all that.

A Success Story of a Cunning Blonde Who Was More Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll than Marilyn Monroe.

John F Kennedy wanted nothing more than a threesome with his mistress Marilyn Monroe and her best friend Jeanne Carmen.

Carmen fled in 1953 to Hollywood, where she was soon admitted to the circle of stars who rejoiced in coke, booze and wild sex parties with all its beautiful colors.

This gave Carmen power to the many conspiracy theories that are in essence, that Marilyn was murdered by the Mafia, who wanted to discredit Bobby Kennedy, whose lives and their criminal activities he increasingly impeded.

According to Carmen’s son Brandon James, mobster Johnny Roselli told her later that he had personally killed Sam Giancana because he was secretly in love with Monroe, and he could not bear the fact that Giancana had made it look like Monroe had killed herself.

“Everything I‘ve done, I did at the right time,” Jeanne Carmen said looking back just before her death. “And it turned out fantastic.”

“But my career has gone as it ought to go. A door opened and I was suddenly a famous pin-up. I have lived like a queen. ”

On December 20, 2007, the intriguing Jeanne Laverne Carmen died at 77.

It marked the end of a regal life that cries out to be filmed as a motion picture.

If you want to know all the ins and outs of the turbulent life of Jeanne Carmen then we recommend this book with the impossibly long title JEANNE CARMEN – MY WILD WILD LIFE As A New York Pin–Up Queen, Trick Shot Golfer & Hollywood Actress. Writer Brandon James, the son of Jeanne, left no detail undiscussed in this biography about the life of his mother.

The book is available at all major booksellers. Digital downloads are available on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/jeanne-carmen/id569403432?mt=11

New details on former SINATRA house where JEANNE CARMEN & MARILYN MONROE once lived

November 23, 2013

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Sold! The famous compound at 882 NORTH DOHENY in WEST HOLLYWOOD has sold to MAX MARTIN. The prolific music producer and songwriter bought this storied complex in 2013 for $3.72M. Some of the famous past residents of the compound have included: FRANK SINATRA, BELLA DARVI, JEANNE CARMEN, KALEF ALATON, NICKY HILTON and MARILYN MONROE (who lived here at two different periods of her life). The property was sold by actor JAMES COBURN’s first wife, Beverly.

And who is MAX MARTIN? Well… What do the Backstreet Boys, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and Britney Spears all have in common? Besides being major pop stars, they all have hit songs penned and produced by one Swedish songwriter/producer by the name of Max Martin. Max Martin, also known as Martin Karl Sandberg is responsible for just about every song that you ever sang in the shower for the last ten years. His string of hits is kind of ridiculous, and includes such tracks as “Raise Your Glass” (Pink); “I Kissed a Girl” (Katy Perry); “My Life Would Suck Without You” (Kelly Clarkson); “Baby One More Time” and “Hold It Against Me” (Britney Spears); “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (Taylor Swift); “One More Night” (Maroon 5); “Dynamite” (Taio Cruz); “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love” (Usher); and “Beauty and a Beat” (Justin Bieber), among many, many others. He’s also penned tracks for Christina Aguilera, Ace of Base, Cher, and Avril Lavigne. He’s won just about every songwriting award that one can receive, including ASCAP’s Songwriter of the Year Award in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2011, 2012, and 2013. He’s been consistently successful, and as the pop music scene has changed, so has he. Over the years, he has shifted his sound from bubble gum pop, to heavier and more rock-inflected, and the result is that his tracks are in almost constant rotation on the radio. This has made him quite wealthy, and he recently purchased a Hollywood compound with a long history, and a surprisingly short price tag.

for more info and pictures on the famous house… click this link…
http://www.celebritynetworth.com/articles/celebrity-homes/max-martins-house-the-master-of-pop-buys-the-former-home-of-the-voice/#!/

And for more details on the storied compound from the days when pin up girl JEANNE CARMEN and MARILYN MONROE lived there as next door neighbors, read this fascinating excerpt by GEORGE JACOBS who was FRANK SINATRA’S long time butler and personal valet during the legendary RAT PACK years. Jacobs has provided a firsthand eyewitness account of Pin Up Girl JEANNE CARMEN’s relationship with FRANK SINATRA and MARILYN MONROE in his autobiography MR. S: MY LIFE WITH FRANK SINATRA
In the book, JACOBS states “JEANNE CARMEN was a classic blonde starlet and pinup girl with one of the most perfect figures in Hollywood.”

CARMEN “also had an unusual skill, as a trick-shot golfer.”

SINATRA “really liked JEANNE, whom he dated both when he was down, and after he was up again.”

JACOBS also states that FRANK SINATRA set him up with an apartment in the early sixties along with JEANNE CARMEN and MARILYN MONROE in a building owned by SINATRA at 882 North Doheny Drive in West Hollywood. The building was knicknamed “THE SINATRA ARMS” because SINATRA used the complex as a safehouse for his girlfriends and cronies.

JACOBS specifically states that the people living in the complex in the early sixties “in addition to MARILYN and me” was SINATRA’s “longtime on-off bedmate JEANNE CARMEN, who became MARILYN’s best girlfriend.”
GEORGE JACOBS’ testimony is monumental because it is an eyewitness validation of CARMEN’s claims and directly contradicts those who have tried to taint CARMEN’s relationship with MONROE.

Source: ^ Jacobs, George (2003). Mr. S: My Life with Frank Sinatra. HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 76-78, 154-155. ISBN 0-06-051516-3.

http://www.jeannecarmen.com

Revealed: Marilyn Monroe called Jackie Kennedy to confess to affair with ‘drug addict’ JFK

August 11, 2013

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A new book has just been published called THESE FEW PRECIOUS DAYS – THE FINAL YEAR OF JACK WITH JACKIE by #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON. [Gallery Books, a division of Simon & Schuster; (2013)] [ISBN: 978-1-4767-3232-9]

MARILYN MONROE’S friend, pin up girl JEANNE CARMEN is referenced in the book on page 168:
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One of Crosby’s other guests, California Democrat Philip Watson, inadvertently wandered into a bungalow on the property and came across JFK “wearing a turtleneck sweater” and a soused Marilyn “dressed in kind of a robe thing. It was obvious they were intimate,” Watson said, “that they were staying together for the night.”

Marilyn’s condition that night was typical. She had always grappled with severe psychiatric and emotional problems, made worse in recent years by alcohol and prescription drug abuse. At thirty-six, she realized her sex-symbol days were numbered and began to see a new role for herself: as the second wife of the president. Confiding the most intimate details of the affair to her friend Jeanne Carmen, Marilyn was convinced JFK was about to leave Jackie for her. “Can’t you just see me,” she asked Carmen, “as First Lady?”
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And excerpts from the book have been published this week on dozens of new websites around the world including THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, THE DAILY MAIL in the U.K., THE INDEPENDENT in the U.K., THE IRISH CENTRAL NEWS in Ireland, THE TIMES OF INDIA and 24 TANZANIA in AFRICA to name a few.

The NY Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/new-book-details-kennedy-affairs-drugs-article-1.1416022?pgno=2

New book details JFK’s last year with Jackie: Affair with Marilyn, amphetamines from ‘Dr. Feelgood’

Jackie reported back to Finnerty that relations between the president and the first lady had improved significantly — although not enough to stop Jack’s skirt-chasing. If nothing else, from this point on Jackie had no reason to blame herself for her husband’s sexual compulsions.

And she was right to fear Marilyn Monroe. The actress had always grappled with severe psychiatric and emotional problems, made worse by alcohol and prescription drug abuse. At thirty-six, she realized her sex symbol days were numbered and began to see a new role for herself: as the second wife of the president. Confiding the most intimate details of the affair to her friend Jeanne Carmen, Marilyn was convinced JFK was about to leave Jackie for her. “Can’t you just see me,” she asked Carmen, “as first lady?

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The Mail Online – in the U.K.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2384446/JFK-book-Marilyn-Monroe-confessed-affair-Jackie-replied-great-Ill-problems.htm

Revealed: Marilyn called Jackie to confess JFK affair… and First Lady replied ‘that’s great, I’ll move out and you have all the problems’

Marilyn, who long grappled with psychiatric and emotional problems as well as drugs and alcohol, was convinced JFK was about to leave Jackie for her, her friend Jeanne Carmen reportedly revealed.
‘Can’t you just see me,’ she asked Carmen, ‘as first lady?

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The Daily Caller

http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/04/book-claims-marilyn-monroe-told-jackie-about-jfk-affair/

Book claims Marilyn Monroe told Jackie about JFK affair

Former President John F. Kennedy’s wife Jackie knew about his affair with movie icon Marilyn Monroe and even spoke with Monroe about it on the phone, a new tell-all book that features some of John and Jackie’s closest friends, relatives and associates as on-the-record sources reveals.

Though Jackie was bothered by her husband’s extramarital activity, she was most concerned about his affair with Monroe, because the threat of scandal and public humiliation seemed likelier in that case than in others, according to friends of the couple.

“Can’t you just see me as First Lady,” Monroe reportedly told her friend Jeanne Carmen, insisting that Kennedy would divorce Jackie and marry her.
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The Independent – in the U.K.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/revealed-marilyn-monroe-called-jackie-kennedy-to-confess-to-affair-with-drug-addict-jfk-and-was-told-thats-great-ill-move-out-and-you-have-all-the-problems-8746177.html

Revealed: Marilyn Monroe called Jackie Kennedy to confess to affair with ‘drug addict’ JFK and was told ‘that’s great, I’ll move out and you have all the problems’

New book reveals First Lady’s affair heartbreak, and also alleges assassinated US president and his wife regularly injected amphetamines

According to the book, excerpts of which are being published in the New York Post, Monroe fully believed the President was going to leave his wife and marry her, reportedly telling her friend Jeanne Carmen “Can’t you just see me as First Lady?”
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HNGN – Headlines & Global News

http://www.hngn.com/articles/9502/20130806/marilyn-monroe-confessed-jackie-kennedy-jfk-affair-first-lady-complained.htm

Marilyn Monroe Confessed to Jackie Kennedy About JFK Affair; First Lady Complained About Sex Life: ‘He Just Goes Too Fast and Falls Asleep’

The affair bothered Jackie with good reason; Marilyn wanted to become the President’s second wife, according to the Daily Mail. The actress long struggled with psychiatric and emotional problems, along with drug and alcohol abuse, but she was convinced John would leave Jackie for her.

Marilyn’s friend Jeanne Carmen reportedly confirmed the starlet’s beliefs.

“Can’t you just see me…as first lady,” Marilyn asked Carmen.

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IRISH CENTRAL – In Ireland

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/JFKs-final-days-addiction-to-amphetamine-how-Marilyn-confessed-to-Jackie-218507251.html

JFK’s final days, addiction to amphetamine, how Marilyn confessed to Jackie

Affairs, drugs, dysfunction and behind it all, true love in “These Few Precious Days”

According to the Business Standard, Andersen’s book describes how the First Lady normally turned a blind eye to JFK’s cavorting, but his relationship with Monroe was the last straw.

According to the book, Monroe seriously believed the President was going to leave his wife and marry her, even going so far as reportedly telling her friend Jeanne Carmen ‘Can’t you just see me as First Lady?’

At thirty-six Monroe realized her sex symbol days were numbered the role of second wife of the president became increasingly attractive. But the First Lady, although dismayed by the clandestine relationship, was more than a match for Monroe’s ambitions

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THE TIMES OF INDIA

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-08-06/us/41130639_1_marilyn-monroe-jfk-jeanne-carmen

Marilyn confessed to Jackie about affair with JFK

Marilyn Monroe telephoned Jackie Kennedy to confess to having an affair with her husband, only to be told: “that’s great, I’ll move out and you have all the problems” .

The revelations are disclosed in a new book detailing the marital tensions between John F Kennedy and the first lady during the final year of the assassinated President’s life.

In These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie, author Christopher Andersen describes how the first lady normally turned a blind eye to JFK’s cheating, but his relationship with Monroe ‘seemed to bother her the most’ .

According to the book, Monroe fully believed the President was going to leave his wife and marry her, reportedly telling her friend Jeanne Carmen “Can’t you just see me as first lady?”
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24 TANZANIA in AFRICA

http://www.24tanzania.com/jfk-book-marilyn-monroe-confessed-to-affair-jackie-replied-great-ill-move-out-you-have-all-the-problems/

JFK book: Marilyn Monroe confessed to affair, Jackie replied ‘great, I’ll move out, you have all the problems’

Former President John F. Kennedy’s wife Jackie knew about his affair with movie icon Marilyn Monroe and even spoke with Monroe about it on the phone, a new tell-all book that features some of John and Jackie’s closest friends, relatives and associates as on-the-record sources reveals

Marilyn Monroe allegedly called Jackie Kennedy, the wife of John F Kennedy and the first lady during his tenure as President of the United States, to confess that she’d had an affair with JFK.

Monroe also apparently set her sights on becoming the President’s second wife, and even called Mrs Kennedy at the White House to make her brazen declaration. When Jackie heard what Monroe had to say, she simply responded, “Marilyn, you’ll marry Jack, that’s great.

And you’ll move into the White House and you’ll assume the responsibilities of first lady, and I’ll move out and you’ll have all the problems.” This revelation is made in Christopher Andersen’s new book, These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie. The piece claims that Jackie “knew everything” about her husband’s philandering, however she simply decided to ignore his numerous indiscretions.

However, Marilyn’s relationship with JFK bothered Jackie the most, which was made even worse because of Monroe’s obvious ambitions to replace her as Kennedy’s wife. Jeanne Carmen, a friend of Marilyn’s, admitted that Monroe was convinced that JFK was set to leave Jackie for her.

However, she admits that these thoughts were probably exacerbated by her emotional and psychiatric problems, which became worse and worse because of her constant drinking and drug taking. Carmen added that Marilyn used to envision herself as the first lady. Peter Lawford, a member of the infamous Rat Pack, claimed that Marilyn made the phone call to Jackie, and he also added that she’d stated he’d leave his entire family for her too.

The book also stated that despite the fact that Jackie Kennedy was furious with her husband’s adultery, she was willing to look the other way as long as he didn’t embarrass her in public. However, she complained about JFK’s love-making to Dr Frank Finnerty, noting, “he just goes too fast and falls asleep,” as well as confessing that she believed it was her own sexual inadequacies that pushed JFK into bed with other women.
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JFK affair with Marilyn Monroe… Kennedy ties to mafia boss Sam Giancana… revealed by Pin Up Icon Jeanne Carmen

February 10, 2012

Follow the incredible journey of Jeanne Carmen’s wild life in this extraordinary, true life story of an American icon by author Brandon James in his thrilling, tell-all biography, Jeanne Carmen: MY WILD, WILD LIFE as a New York Pin Up Queen, Trick Shot Golfer & Hollywood Actress.

Ride along as the legendary Carmen travels the long, winding and sometimes dangerous road from a poverty-stricken childhood in Arkansas, to a bona fide New York Pin Up Queen, to a noted trick shot golfer who falls into the clutches of the mafia in Las Vegas – and finally to a celebrated Hollywood actress who dazzled her celebrity friends, including Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, President John F. Kennedy, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, Elvis Presley and Errol Flynn, among countless others.

Accompany her as her Hollywood life came to an abrupt end after her dear friend Marilyn Monroe died mysteriously on August 5, 1962. The next morning, Carmen’s apartment was broken into and ransacked. She stumbled upon the intruder and was thrown to the ground. According to Carmen, the man was famed Hollywood private detective Fred Otash, who in turn pulled a gun out, pointed it at her face, and pulled the trigger. Lucky for her, the chamber was empty and only a loud click emanated from the gun barrel. Carmen collapsed and broke down in tears shortly after hearing the allegations that Chicago mob boss Sam Giancana had Marilyn Monroe murdered in an attempt to frame the Kennedys and ruin their political careers.

Now, her diary is unlocked … and you get to see this gorgeous and celebrated woman in action through the pages of this book and on her website http://www.jeannecarmen.com

Carmen has been profiled in magazines, including Star, Globe, National Enquirer, Palm Springs Life, Golf, Femme Fatales, Golf World, Fairways, Playboy and American Heritage. She has also been seen on CBS News 48 Hours Mystery, Entertainment Tonight, BBC, History Channel, Golf Channel, Inside Edition, Hard Copy, E! True Hollywood Story, Asahi TV, Discovery Networks, Geraldo, Montel Williams and Larry King Live.

About the Author

The son of Jeanne Carmen, James is a graduate of the world-famous USC School of Cinematic Arts. He has written for many popular magazines, including Femme Fatales, Collecting Hollywood, Classic Images and The Dark Side. He also worked as a consultant on E! Entertainment Television’s TV biography Jeanne Carmen: Queen of the B-Movies for their award-winning series The E! True Hollywood Story.

Jeanne Carmen: MY WILD, WILD LIFE as a New York Pin Up Queen, Trick Shot Golfer & Hollywood Actress is available at Barnes & Noble Booksellers

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/jeanne-carmen-by-brandon-james?store=book&keyword=jeanne+carmen+by+brandon+james